Growing Pains

Soothing Growing Bodies

Your 8-year-old son wakes up crying in the night complaining that his legs are throbbing. You rub them and soothe him as much as you can, but you’re uncertain about whether to give him any medicine or take him to the doctor.

Sound familiar? Your son is probably having growing pains, which about 25% to 40% of kids do. They usually strike during two periods: in early childhood among 3- to 5-year-olds and, later, in 8- to 12-year-olds.

Growing pains always concentrate in the muscles, rather than the joints. Most kids report pains in the front of their thighs, in the calves, or behind the knees. Joints affected by more serious diseases are swollen, red, tender, or warm — the joints of kids having growing pains look normal.

Although growing pains often strike in late afternoon or early evening before bed, pain can sometimes wake a sleeping child. The intensity of the pain varies from child to child, and most kids don’t have the pains every day

Bone growth hasn’t been proved to cause pain. So “growing” pains might just be aches and discomfort from the jumping, climbing, and running that active kids do during the day. The pains can happen after a child has had a particularly athletic day.

One symptom that doctors find most helpful in making a diagnosis of growing pains is how a child responds to touch while in pain. Kids who have pain from a serious medical cause don’t like to be handled because movement can make the pain worse. But those with growing pains respond differently — they feel better when they’re held, massaged, and cuddled.

Things that may help ease growing pains include:

  • Ice Blue Essential Oil
  • DDR Prime and DDR Prime Softgels
  • massaging the area
  • stretching
  • placing a heating pad on the area

 

Let’s have a look at Ice Blue and DDR Prime

 

doTERRA Ice Blue is perfect for a soothing massage for growing pains. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool. A few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend diluted in doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.

Uses

  • Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.
  • Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.

DDR Prime

DDR Prime Essential Oil Cellular Complex is a proprietary blend of essential oils that supports healthy cellular integrity. * The blend includes Clove, Thyme, and Wild Orange essential oils providing powerful antioxidants that help protect against oxidative stress. It also includes essential oils from Frankincense, Lemongrass, Summer Savory, and Niaouli.

Uses

  • Add 1–2 drops to citrus drinks, teas, or water and consume daily to protect the body and cells from oxidative stress. *
  • Combine with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing topical massage.

DDR Prime® Softgels Cellular Complex

DDR Prime Softgels Essential Oil Cellular Complex is a proprietary blend of essential oils combined to support cellular health, function, and renewal.* DDR Prime includes Frankincense, Wild Orange, Lemongrass, Thyme, Summer Savory, Clove, and Niaouli essential oils, shown in studies to promote a healthy response to free-radicals while supporting healthy cellular function.* DDR Prime Softgels are easy to swallow and provide an easy and convenient method for consuming DDR Prime essential oil blend, anytime, anywhere.


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